Linden labourer chopped for allegedly stealing cannabis


Police are on the hunt for three men who chopped a Linden labourer about his body after accusing him of stealing an undisclosed quantity of cannabis.

According to the police report, the 47-year-old labourer is nursing a fractured skull; he also sustained a gaping wound to the forehead and lacerations to his left arm.

Police said at around 20:45hrs on Tuesday, the victim was at Co-op Crescent, McKenzie Market, Linden, where he usually helps business owners clean up their stalls after closing.

The victim was reportedly approached by an identifiable man who accused him of stealing his marijuana on Saturday August 7, 2021.

The victim told police that while he walked away to empty garbage, three identifiable men ran up to him brandishing cutlasses. They then began firing several chops at him causing him to receive injuries.

As the victim ran to seek refuge in a nearby shop, the men escaped on foot.

The injured man was taken to the McKenzie Hospital Complex, and was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation where his condition is listed as serious but stable.

Investigations are ongoing.

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